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Cooking in adversity and Gatte ki sabzi

With all the happenings of last week, the most neglected of the lot was the Kitchen. I absolutely didn't keep track of the stocks and ran out of a lot of groceries during the week, including the veggies. All this even though we have an emergency condo within the complex that also does home delivery!

Anyway, the fact remained that I had to make lunch on Sunday without any proper veggies-my favourite paneer and eggs were also missing. So, I decided to try out a new dish. Adversity does bring out the unusual in some people ;-)

I generally have a problem following one recipe. I scour the net for different versions of the same dish to see which one sounds better and which one prescribes the ingredients that are available in my kitchen. The result is that I always do a combination of a couple of recipes. *Wonders* Is that way my dishes always turn out different from what I expect??

In this case, however, neither I nor the husband had ever tasted this dish before so there was no benchmark to be reached or any expectations to be fulfilled. Also, for a change, I almost completely followed this recipe here.

Sharing some pics:
The dough for the gatte
The dough, rolled and cut


The final product- I picture adamantly remains in this position and no amount of rotating helps!

Oh, I forgot to add, the dish turned out quite well, although I have no idea how the authentic one tastes, but that's a different story, right?

Comments

  1. make it again for me :) I've tasted the authentic version and will provide honest feedback :)

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    1. I can't risk that, can I? but anything for you, Aparna. After all you'll be eating it ;-)

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  2. Drool..its RD's favorite subji but somehow I have never made it...I should try it, doesnt seem too difficult

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    1. RD's favourite is it? It's not difficult, RM..agar mein bana sakti hoon toh koi bhi bana sakta hai ;-)

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  3. I want to try it too. Remember gorging on it at my friend's place in Cal. Loved it ever since!

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  4. I love gatte <3 they came out so well. Kudos

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    1. hehe Pallavi, like I said, I'm not sure if they tasted like the authentic one but yes, they were good to taste :-)

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  5. ooo i know how it tastes... bring it next meetup...;)

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  6. Hey this looks tasty..My MIL makes it, i have never tried my hand on it though...You have inspired me now...

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    1. haha..me and inspiring, sounds good to my ears :-))
      Try it, ZM!

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  7. Hey I have to try making this sabzi too. It is on my mind since long.

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  8. Since today morning I was thinking of gatte to try it for the first time and here I find the recipe :) Is it karmic or what? :)

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    1. wow, that is some telepathy..So, did you make it today?

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  9. I like gatte sabji lot :)
    been planning to make the same from some weeks. ..

    This looks yumm !

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    1. hey thanks, Leo..you should try it too :-)

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  10. The dish looks mouth-watering!! Gatte ki sabzi is one of my favourites.. :-)

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    1. you fav too? Good, at least it 'looks' authentic ;-)

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    2. Yes it does... :-) I love the gatte ki sabzi cooked by my mom..

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  11. End product looks quite yumm .. I've never tasted this dish though .. Cheers that the home is out of the illness spell !!

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    1. Thanks, Aarthy..yep out of the bad spell :-)

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  12. Looks nice, I've never tried it though :). So which recipe(s) did you finally use?

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    1. Hey Aparna, sorry missed replying to this..I followed the recipe link in the post (almost:-))

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  13. I have been thinking to try this one for some time now, may be this is a reminder that i should.

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  14. Back to your blog after a really long time. Hope all's well with you!

    Love the way that gatte ki sabzi looks. :) I've always wanted to make some, but never did. Could you share the recipe you used, please?

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    1. Hey TGND, nice to see you here again!!! And, yep, we are doing well now, thanks :-)
      I used this recipe: http://mharorajasthanrecipes.blogspot.in/2010/03/gatte-ki-sabzi-must-for-all-rajasthani.html

      Do try and let me know.

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